Bogie by the Numbers: Flickchart’s Top 10 Humphrey Bogart Movies

David Conrad

David has a Ph.D. in history from the University of Texas at Austin. He loves foreign films, westerns, war flicks, and has read nearly every word J.R.R. Tolkien ever wrote. David lived in Japan for three years and is always eager to talk about it. Follow him on Twitter at @davidaconrad or email him at

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33 Responses

  1. Tom Uhlemann Tom Uhlemann says:

    move To Have & Have Not into the top 5.

    • Xanonym RC says:

      Absolutely! Personally I give it #2. Bogart carried the role of Capt Harry Morgan with brilliant expertise and it can be seen in his confidence (bolstered by Lauren Bacall). The film itself is loaded with authentic characters and numerous clever-sassy lines and scenes than just the one infamous “whistle quote” that gets played over and over to ad nauseam, while missing other riveting and hilarious deliveries. The back-and-forth banter with Boggy and Bacall chemistry is original and delightfully captivating thanks to the dynamic direction of Howard Hawks. This “top 10” list is another typically obtuse example of how a great film becomes unjustly underrated because of the failure to judge a film on its own merit..

  2. Anonymous says:

    I also would include The Desperate Hours (at #2) They Drive By Night, High Sierra and The Caine Mutiny. OI agree with #1

  3. Anonymous says:

    I would also say Dark Passage. One of my favorite Bogart movies. Told mostly from his POV

  4. Dixie Nell says:

    I would move Key Largo to second place. But that’s just my opinion. I think the list is actually pretty accurate. :)

  5. Brian says:

    We’re No Angels is a must for his comedic turn, Dark Victory which included the finest performance by any actor with Bette Davis nailing her role. Casablanca is the best movie every made. Bogie’s roles are the stuff of legend.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Petrified Forest is one of my personal favorites.

  7. Personally, I quite fond of, “We’re no Angels”. It showed that Bogey had a comedic side.

  8. scaypgrayce says:

    Uhhh, the Caine Mutiny??

  9. Anonymous says:

    I loved The Left Hand of God, no one ever mentions it…also The Petrified Forest. But I also think the list was well thought out.

  10. The Caine Mutiny and The Roaring Twenties should have been in the top ten – but then what would have to be moved down? And Petrified Forest was his great break-into Hollywood role….thanks to Leslie Howard.

  11. Hockeystickler says:

    The Maltese Falcon and the Knights Templar? It was the Knights Hospitaller that ruled Malta from 1530 until 1798, the Knights Templar had been disbanded before then. The Caine Mutiny belongs in the top ten.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Bogie needs at least 15 top tens. They Drive by Night and High Sierra, both with Ida Lupino, are great films worthy of top ten status.

  13. Anonymous says:

    The African Queen is as stiff as Katherine Hepburn, no charm in Caine Mutiny for me and Key Largo didn’t catch me. Dead Reckoning and The Enforcer would top my list.

  14. Margaret Harrison says:

    Casablanca #1
    To Have and Have Not #2
    Dead Reckoning #3
    The Big Sleep #4
    Maltese Falcon #5

  15. Scott says:

    Dead End, High Sierra, We’re No Angels, Knock On Any Door, Deadline USA and The Barefoot Contessa. Can’t do just a Top 10 for Bogie.

  16. Zetmoon says:

    To have and have not is set on the French island Martinique in the Caribbean, not in Africa…..

  17. I would put “Key Largo” much higher.

  18. Phil Carter says:

    African Queen should be higher, ‘The Caine Mutiny’ MUST figure in the top 10. ‘Sabrina’ (wasn’t this originally ‘Sabrina Fair’) is not one of my favourites, mainly because I have heard the Bogie and AH did NOT like each other. Number 1 will, for me, always be ‘Casablanca’. I’ve heard that Ronald Reagan was considered for the part of Rick, if this is true the word ‘yuk’ comes to mind.

  19. vic says:

    THE HARDER THEY FALL one of his last.TREASURE and CASABLANCA KEY LARGO tops the list.

  20. Anonymous says:

    High Sierra –should be a top 5

  21. Ric Pantale says:

    The list totally forgot SAHARA……

  22. Anonymous says:

    A fairly good list, but Caine Mutiny is a huge movie, especially compared to the lightweight Sabrina. You made a rookie mistake: it’s Treasure of Sierra Madre…no extra “the.” Nearly everyone makes that error. Look at the title card.

    • David Conrad says:

      I’m afraid I’m going to have to send you down to the minor leagues! Book and movie are both “The.” But I agree with you completely about Caine Mutiny. :)

  23. Anonymous says:

    All great movies.. I must admit I’ve never seen “In a Lonley Place” but I see it soon.
    Can we make it the top 11 and stick in “High Sierra”.

  24. Anonymous says:

    We need a top 30 and make them all number 1.

  25. Anonymous says:

    Oh you forgot Dark Passages!

  26. Anonymous says:

    You got it mostly right, but as others have mentioned, Caine Mutiny belongs in the top 10 as well as Passage to Marseilles, which everyone overlooked!

  27. Anonymous says:

    Great list. I’m surprised High Sierra, Caine Mutiny, and Sahara didn’t make the cut. Just a side note: Dark Passage and San Quentin are the most underrated Bogart films out there. Dark Passage is just great from start to finish. It’s one of my top 5 favorite starring Bogart. San Quentin isn’t as great as Bogart’s others on the list, but I personally love it. You get to see a young Bogart in raw and rare form.